Monday, January 21, 2008

He Was a Preacher Before Anything Else

You won't hear this message invoked today. We seem to want to remember only the nice things King said, while ignoring his warnings. If a national figure were to utter these sentiments today, he'd be labeled a crazy, evangelical Bible-thumper and cast aside as irrelevant. But rest assured, everyone will be honoring the memory of (Rev.) Dr. King today with lip service, conveniently forgetting some of the harder things he had to say.

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  • America should watch out for being world policeman, and they are too arrogant. People should watch out if they think they are chosen by God as his true people. I imagine this would seem pretty spot on to a lot of folks. A warning against vaingloriousness from beyond the grave.

    By Anonymous Matt Law, at January 21, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

  • Mmm. Foreign policy from the pulpit. Like toothpaste and orange juice.

    By Anonymous captain flummox, at January 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

  • Captain:

    I counted at least 3 candidates in Black churches yesterday, 2 of whom were guest speakers. Ugly, yes - but political expediency demands it even now.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at January 21, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

  • jetpacks

    That's where candidates go. Or to inner city schools. Then they never go back. Especially Republicans.

    Dems rarely go to white churches as guest speakers though. Maybe very liberal ones in Manhattan.

    Perhaps they should go every few weeks to different churches or different faiths and cultures. See what it's all about. Synagogues and Mosques too.

    By Blogger Jonathan Trenn, at January 23, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

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